Islamic charity organisation Ma'dinus Saqafathil Islamiyya is
gearing up to host the country's biggest Muslim prayer congregation
Sep 16 at Swalatha Nagar near here.
organisation's chairman, Sayyid Ibrahimul Khaleelul Bukhari, said
that they expect about 600,000 people from various parts of the
country and abroad to attend the congregation, which will fall on
the eve of the 27th day of the Muslim holy month of Ramzan.
"This annual meeting is also considered as one of the largest Muslim
gatherings in the world after Mecca and Medina in Ramzan. This is
the 24th anniversary of the Swalath Meet and as part of it, the
congregation will host a mass pledge where the participants will
declare their commitment and solidarity to the fellow citizens,
society and nation," he said.
Apart from the main venue, 20 grounds have been set up to
accommodate the people, spread across 10 km on either sides of the
NH-212. The program would be telecast live and special screening
centres are set up in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi in India
and major cities in the Middle East.
night long prayers will begin on Sep 16 afternoon with Iftar meet,
in which about one lakh (100,000) believers would attend. Everything
is put in place for the group feast of Ramzan in the evening," said
Pary Muhammed, the organisation's secretary.
is one of the leading educational and charity initiatives
among Muslim community in Kerala. It has now grown into a mass
movement with more than 25 educational institutes from primary to
the post-graduate level.